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RIP: Oliver Postgate 
9th-Dec-2008 11:14 am
I haven't been able to find the brain needed to blog for quite a while now. Personal posts when I have the time,sure. Comment on the great wide world? I've had very little inspiration. And today I am doing an obituary,which is sad.

Oliver Postgate isn't a name I'd instantly recognise, but anybody who had a British childhood in the past 50 years will be familiar with his work. He was the co-creator, writer and vocal talent behind a number of classic TV Shows, including Ivor the Engine, The Clangers and my (and the country's) all-time favourite Bagpuss. He passed away at his nursing home last night.

He had one of those voices that just makes you comfortable. Warm, friendly, and just exactly like a Worther's Original ad - a fictional TV grandfather to read you stories that would stay with you forever. Bagpuss and the Clangers are still favourites of our generation - the generation that will constantly look back on our childhood as something to be preserved. Luckily they're available on DVD and often repeated, else the children that followed us really would just have the Teletubbies, and that would be tragic.

9th-Dec-2008 11:23 am (UTC)
Me and my dad both grew up on Noggin the Nog. He even still has a mug with Noggin on in the cupboard.

Poor Oliver. Rest in Peace, you. You deserve it. x x x
9th-Dec-2008 11:35 am (UTC)
Ooooh! I was under the impression (from you) it was cartoon characters and didn't click. I'm glad you pointed that out: I will try and remember to get it on iPlayer.
9th-Dec-2008 11:37 am (UTC)
Both cartoon and comic book characters.
9th-Dec-2008 11:39 am (UTC)
Got it :)

Honestly, I don't know why I was being prejudiced against animated women. For shame, me.
9th-Dec-2008 12:23 pm (UTC)
I can't even click on the Bagpuss ep, I'll be a mess all day.
9th-Dec-2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
..but anybody who had a British childhood in the past 50 years will be familiar with his work.
Well, I *haven't*, but I'm still aware of 2/3 Damn geekery.
9th-Dec-2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, woe. ;_; My friends jane_somebody and skordh introduced me to Bagpuss several years ago, and I adored it so much that I ran out and bought the DVD when it was first available. I'll definitely be watching it tonight and raising a glass to his memory.
9th-Dec-2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Awwwww. All three were certainly mainstays of my youth.

Well played, sir, well played.
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